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Transistor is out! Goodbye world.
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DreadOut- initial impressions

oh wow, I'm a fan of all things horror; lately horror has gone to a dark place...in the worst way possible. "Penumbra" gave birth to "amnesia" and that has given birth to a slew of game in it's own vein; now names "survival horror" and not that that's a bad thing; but it's not really survival when you have one option, to run away and don't look at the scary thing. Games like Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Clock Tower, Fatal Frame and the like are very scary and hailed as the best horror games; they all had combat and still managed to be scary. These game force you to interact with monsters; rather than running you can fight, fighting isn't always affective but it adds challenge and a sense of dread. Thinking "oh god, what if I have to run down that hall and theirs more than one of them...and I cant get past" when you're on edge is a great feeling in a horror game.

 

This is where DreadOut comes in; very similar to FatalFrame; DreadOut is a third person action horror game based around Indonesian demon folklore, as well as some of the developers own twists and fears. You are plopped into a cursed town with nothing but a smart phone...as most teenage girls have. Through out the first hour or so you're gathering clues and what not about happened to your classmates and friends. I have to say, few games have had me jump like this did when you find the first enemy; it really simply came out of no where. The enemy was stocking me through some streets; you get "warnings" in the form of a screen effect when you're close to a demon or a friend but this thing was JUST out of my field of vision while I was trying to find my way out; as I turn around it darts around a corner and shrieks right in my face; totally unexpected and actually a great use of the jumpscare.

 

The world is very atmospheric and dark; the characters could be a little more....charaictery, the story isn't too bad from what I have played though I picked a bad day to dive into it. The combat is frantic and terrifying due to the fact that you need to have a clear and close view of the demons eyes to damage its soul. The puzzles are not the most inspired; but are worlds ahead of what 90% of "gorror" games pass off as puzzles now. over all; my off the cuff impressions 7/10. I'm excited and I'm sure I will come back with a higher rating; its not just jump scares but it builds to things, it has some downright disorienting moments and darker things than mere ghosts lurk within the maze like streets.

 

once again, off the cuff; 7/10. and thats damn fine compared to...ugh, DayLight.

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Yeah, DreadOut is quite the surprise, especially given that it's coming from an unknown Indonesian studio. Like Fatal Frame meets Silent Hill. It's insane how they managed to make such a good game with almost no experience while Daylight was so bad even though Zombie Studios has so much games under its belt.

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Currently playing SRW OG Saga Masou Kishin 3: Pride of Justice. A nice little Strategy RPG that also happens to present a lot of challenge for it's players. Long story short, it's pretty good for what it is, though the storyline isn't as spectacular as the previous game's, with the exception of the Posession events.

 

I'd say the game is a Great on my 9 scale.

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DreadOut- initial impressions

oh wow, I'm a fan of all things horror; lately horror has gone to a dark place...in the worst way possible. "Penumbra" gave birth to "amnesia" and that has given birth to a slew of game in it's own vein; now names "survival horror" and not that that's a bad thing; but it's not really survival when you have one option, to run away and don't look at the scary thing. Games like Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Clock Tower, Fatal Frame and the like are very scary and hailed as the best horror games; they all had combat and still managed to be scary. These game force you to interact with monsters; rather than running you can fight, fighting isn't always affective but it adds challenge and a sense of dread. Thinking "oh god, what if I have to run down that hall and theirs more than one of them...and I cant get past" when you're on edge is a great feeling in a horror game.

 

This is where DreadOut comes in; very similar to FatalFrame; DreadOut is a third person action horror game based around Indonesian demon folklore, as well as some of the developers own twists and fears. You are plopped into a cursed town with nothing but a smart phone...as most teenage girls have. Through out the first hour or so you're gathering clues and what not about happened to your classmates and friends. I have to say, few games have had me jump like this did when you find the first enemy; it really simply came out of no where. The enemy was stocking me through some streets; you get "warnings" in the form of a screen effect when you're close to a demon or a friend but this thing was JUST out of my field of vision while I was trying to find my way out; as I turn around it darts around a corner and shrieks right in my face; totally unexpected and actually a great use of the jumpscare.

 

The world is very atmospheric and dark; the characters could be a little more....charaictery, the story isn't too bad from what I have played though I picked a bad day to dive into it. The combat is frantic and terrifying due to the fact that you need to have a clear and close view of the demons eyes to damage its soul. The puzzles are not the most inspired; but are worlds ahead of what 90% of "gorror" games pass off as puzzles now. over all; my off the cuff impressions 7/10. I'm excited and I'm sure I will come back with a higher rating; its not just jump scares but it builds to things, it has some downright disorienting moments and darker things than mere ghosts lurk within the maze like streets.

 

once again, off the cuff; 7/10. and thats damn fine compared to...ugh, DayLight.


I have the fatal frame remake on the wii..haven't completed it and probably never will..although I should do really I pre ordered it!

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Hi guys, long time lurker. 

 

For me im currently playing BF4. I have premium so I can play all the latest maps. Im on PS4 btw. Not the best platform to play it but PC gaming is still too much for me. 

 

Really enjoying it though. Some people take Premium membership as a rip off. Maybe but Im getting lots of play time with it. 

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Here's a bit of supposedly xbox 360 watchdogs footage..i have a ps4 and will be getting it on Monday but I thought I would share it!


Edited by martin vegas - 5/22/14 at 4:02pm
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I've been playing Wolfenstein The New Order and love it! To me it reminds me of Return To Castle Wolfenstein on the original Xbox (I played the PC version first though). In fact I broke out my Xbox and started playing Return To Castle Wolfenstein again. The memories! Both are easily on my list of favorite games. Now onto Wolfenstein 3D on my PS3 after I beat both of the other games....

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I've been playing Wolfenstein The New Order and love it! To me it reminds me of Return To Castle Wolfenstein on the original Xbox (I played the PC version first though). In fact I broke out my Xbox and started playing Return To Castle Wolfenstein again. The memories! Both are easily on my list of favorite games. Now onto Wolfenstein 3D on my PS3 after I beat both of the other games....


That's the only wolfenstein I have played the one on the original xbox..I will play watchdogs then get wolfenstein and then transistor!

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Transistor is out! Goodbye world.

Conundrums, conundrums. Should I get it for my PC or wait for the PS4 and get it there? Maybe I should just get both versions, since it sounds soooooooooooooooooooooooo good. :p

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I started playing CS:GO over the last month and am enjoying it with what little free time I have.
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Playing watchdogs and not that impressed by the graphics..they could have been better for the ps4, if the gameplay gets good then I will be happy..the police are hard to get away from..i am about 4 hours in and it's starting to get good now..i found that if I use the pistol with a silencer the stealthy parts are easier to get through..you can shoot the police helicopter out of the sky with the grenade launcher if you aim above it..one way of getting rid of them!


Edited by martin vegas - 5/27/14 at 4:51pm
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post
 

Yeah, DreadOut is quite the surprise, especially given that it's coming from an unknown Indonesian studio.

 

Well, it's not the first time. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is considered a great horror game (although it's more Amnesia-like, from what I know. In fact, it was far earlier) and it came from a small Korean studio. Actually, the studio sadly went bankrupt before they released it in the west, but they made it legally free to download until their hosting ended.

So you can easily find it online with a fan translation. NeoGAF has a good thread about it.

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Well, it's not the first time. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is considered a great horror game (although it's more Amnesia-like, from what I know. In fact, it was far earlier) and it came from a small Korean studio. Actually, the studio sadly went bankrupt before they released it in the west, but they made it legally free to download until their hosting ended.

So you can easily find it online with a fan translation. NeoGAF has a good thread about it.

Thanks, I'll check it out. There surely are some small game studios that can make quite the impressive games on a very limited budget. For instance, I'm very hyped about The Forest and it surely looks amazing in the trailers, so I was really surprised to find out that the studio making it consists of only 4 guys.

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